If you struggle with your sleep, you are not alone in your experience. Sleep disorders are highly prevalent in this country, and two of the most common of these are related to your dental health. Bruxism is a condition in which you grind your teeth; when this happens overnight, you do not have the ability… Read more »
Category: Sleep Apnea
A Comfortable Appliance Could Treat Sleep Apnea
When you feel tried or wake in the night struggling to breathe, you could be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which causes problems for your ability to rest and for your quality of life. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will talk about how we treat sleep apnea with a comfortable oral… Read more »
The Common Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea affects millions of people in the United States, but many of those who are affected by it don’t yet realize it. Sleep apnea, or obstructive sleep apnea, is a sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing in your sleep. As a result, your body is constantly being forced awake to start breathing… Read more »
See Your Dentist if You Have Trouble Sleeping
Snoring and sleep apnea are similar, but they are not the same. Snoring is often a symptom of sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, and can deprive you of necessary rest even when you believe you are sleeping soundly through the night. In fact, because snoring is characteristic of sleep apnea, the disorder can be… Read more »
How OSA Affects Your Sleep Cycle
Of all the cycles that your body undergoes, sleeping offers the maximum benefit with the minimal effort. The simplicity of sleep, however, does not mean that it is negligible. If your mind and body did not get enough rest, then they would soon burn out and shut down. Many issues can interfere with the vital… Read more »
Is Snoring A Sign Of Something Serious?
Snoring can be quite a burdensome and embarrassing problem to have. If you snore, it may keep your partner awake at night. If it’s loud enough, it might keep the whole family awake at night. If you have been told that you frequently snore, you may want to check in with your dentist as snoring… Read more »
Could You Be Suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Do you go to bed early each night so you can get a good night’s rest, but still wake up feeling tired in the morning? In fact, do you find yourself nodding off at your desk, or even behind the wheel, because you are just so exhausted? If so, have you considered that a sleeping… Read more »
Does Your Spouse Need Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Has it been months since you got a good night’s sleep, not because of your own sleeping issues, but because of your spouse’s? Many couples find themselves struggling to get adequate rest, all because of one of them suffers from loud snoring. Sadly, snoring can be a symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which is… Read more »
Could a Dentist Help You Sleep Better?
Have you been waking up with headaches or discomfort in your jaw or neck? If you still feel tired, no matter how much sleep you get, it is possible you could be suffering from sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is actually a dangerous condition, one which unfortunately affects millions of American adults. Not only is… Read more »
Diagnosing & Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea can affect you regardless of your weight, age, or gender – although the risk does become drastically higher if you’re overweight, male, and older than 40. Even though you don’t consciously experience the symptoms associated with sleep disorders, both forms of sleep apnea (obstructive and central) can lead to other dangerous health complications… Read more »